|LESS SPEND ON BIRTHDAY
The philosophy of the new city council has changed, it is more in
fitting* with Bilbao's real possibilities and those of the country." This is
how Inaki Azkuna started his presentation of the celebrations for the villa's
700th birthday.The main part of the party will start, as it did 700 years ago,
on the 15th June and finish on the 17th. On the 15th and 16th there will be
concerts in the Arriaga Theatre with the Bilbo Symphony Orchestra, and
performances by Joaquin Achucarro, Enma Jime-nez and Felix Ayo.The orchestra,
choir and Kepa Jun-kera will play a concert on a boat on the Nervion, from El
Abra to the bridge of San Anton, as part of the celebrations titled ' Zorionak
Bilbao Felicida-des.' In the Pasarela de Calatrava, space permitting, there
will be a ballet choreography by Victor Ullate at the same time. Characters
from the nineteenth century will meet the boat when it reaches El Are-nal, and
the mediaeval quarter will have a mediaeval air. The
celebrations will finish with a concert in the Arriaga Theatre with the Bilbao
Choir and cellist Asier Polo. Either San Mames or el Parque de Dona Casilda
could be the venue* for another choral concert with 10,000 voices.
The cost of the festivities is calculated at about 600 million pesetas.
1,300,000,000 pesetas (approx
8,000.000 euros) were shared out* between lucky lottery winners in Markina last
month.The National Lottery first prize was won by number 67,604. The town's
official lottery office sold 30 'tenths' (shares) directly, and similar amounts
were sold in Bar Ar-mola and Hiruzubieta hairdresser's.The owner* of the
lottery office. Ana Gerenabarrena commented, "This is the first time we've
shared in a big first prize." She also added that the winning number had been
widely shared out among the town's residents. In total. 80 shares were sold in
the town. ( E)
|Metro More Popular Than Ever
Last month the
metro in Bilbao carried* its 50,000,000th passenger, the first time it has
reached* this number since it opened in 1995. The record for one day was
reached on 21 December, St. Thomas's Day, when 248,087 passengers used the
service. The special Christmas services have carried 5.88% more passengers than
last year. ( E)
RISE! How much will you have
to pay in 2000.
CHAOS IN BARAJAS
Fog causes delays and cancellation.
TWO YEARS IN A TREE
Living in a tree called 'MOON'.
POKEMON IS HERE!!
It's on T.V. and in the shops. Can you
resist the craze?
Mc CARTNEY AND DOVER
EUSKADI v. NIGERIA
Festive football and goals against the
GREEN AND CLEAN.
Vitoria-Gasteiz has been chosen as one of
Spain's cleanest cities.
BANK JOB IN
BBV bank in Barakaldo was the
scene of a hold-up.